No resorts or public campsites, however close by Roche Lake has
a large resort and 2 large BCFS campsites. Cartop boats can be launched
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Report: Rose is a small lake however it provides fishermen
with a good Brook trout fishery. Fall and winter (ice fishing) are
the most productive seasons. Brookies will often reach 3lbs. in
Rose. So if you're camping in the Roche Lake area; it is well worth
your time to stop over and fish for these feisty brook trout. Be sure to visit Fishbc.com
for angling information!
Occupying a shallow basin that was shovelled out by flowing glaciers,
Rose is at the edge of the Monte Hills which is part of the Thompson
pine and Engelman
spruce are the dominant tree species. The forest understory
consists of squash berry and buffalo berry. Grasses, cattails, sedges
and bulrushes are found in a somewhat poorly developed riparian
The backshore rises steeply for a short distance on the north, south
and east shores and then gives way to a gentle slope leading away
from the lake. The backshore on the west side is almost flat, and
slopes towards Horseshoe Lake. Most of the lake has moderate drop-off
slops from the shoreline. Aquatic plants are concentrated in the
east and west areas of the lake.
Lake - Horseshoe Lake is another small lake (12 ha./30ac.)
located 2 km. (1.2 mi.) west of Roche Lake. If it hasn't been
subject to winterkill, it can also provide a fine brook trout
fishery. Like Rose, fall and winter (ice fishing) are the preferred
seasons. Cartop boats can be launched and camping is available
at Roche Lake. A truck is recommended to get into Horseshoe.
Always check your current BC Fishing regulations before you start
fishing a new lake.